HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the standard protocol used for transferring data between web servers and web browsers. It is used to send and receive information, such as webpages, images, and other files. HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an extension of HTTP and is used to send encrypted data between web servers and web browsers. It is more secure than HTTP as it encrypts the data being sent, making it more difficult for hackers to intercept the data.
Exploring Common Request Methods
XMLHttpRequest (XHR) is a web technology that was introduced in the late 90s and is used to send and receive data from a web server. It is a powerful tool that enables developers to send requests to a web server and receive a response without reloading the page.
Fetch is a newer web technology that is used to send requests to a web server. It is similar to XMLHttpRequest but is more modern and provides some additional features, such as streaming and better error handling.
XDomainRequest is an Internet Explorer-specific method for sending requests to a web server. It was introduced in Internet Explorer 8 and is used to send cross-domain requests.